Saturday, January 23, 2010

Making Mittens from Recycled Sweaters

Front view of mitten:

Palm view of mitten:

My sewing friend had the idea to make a project from felted wool sweaters. She was inspired by friends that had shown her some finished pairs which were given as gifts for Christmas. She found a really good tutorial on line and we watched the video several times before getting started with the project. My friend worked ahead of each step and coached us through making more pairs on Saturday afternoon.
Here are the shrunken wool sweaters are ready for cutting.We printed out the copies of the 3 pattern pieces. We watched a tutorial video and printed off our patterns at a Utah tv station's website. The printed directions are right on the same page as the video and the link. The pattern for the 3 pieces is provided at the bottom of the page.
To view the full article and watch the video demonstration, go to Studio 5's website.

Making felted wool mittens was SO MUCH FUN!!! It was a pretty easy project too! Now of course, I'd like to make a fleece lined felt wool hat to match.


Aunt Spicy said...

What a great idea, especially for a non-knitter like myself!

Tam said...

Just watched the video - I can't wait to find some wool sweaters and make some of these mittens! Thanks for the link.

mimi'sdarlins said...

These are great! Thanks for posting the video and pics. I have the perfect wool sweaters just waiting to be recycled :-)